The Millstone Industry

A Summary of Research on Quarries and Producers in the United States, Europe and Elsewhere

Author: Charles D. Hockensmith

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078645380X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

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Since prehistoric times, the process of cutting rock to make millstones has been one of the most important industries in the world. The first part of this book compiles information on the millstone industry in the United States, which dates between the mid–1600s and the mid–1900s. Primarily based on archival research and brief accounts published in geological and historical volumes, it focuses on conglomerate, granite, flint, quartzite, gneiss, and sandstone quarries in different regions and states. The second part focuses on the millstone quarrying industry in Europe and other areas.
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Donatello Among the Blackshirts

History and Modernity in the Visual Culture of Fascist Italy

Author: Claudia Lazzaro,Roger J. Crum

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801489211

Category: Art

Page: 293

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Focuses on the appropriation of visual elements of the classical, medieval, and Renaissance past in Mussolini's Italy.
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Of the Past, for the Future

Integrating Archaeology and Conservation, Proceedings of the Conservation Theme at the 5th World Archaeological Congress, Washington, D.C., 22–26 June 2003

Author: Neville Agnew,Janet Bridgland

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892368268

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Conservation is a core value for most archaeological societies. It is highlighted in their codes of ethics, statements of mission, and governance. In recognition of this, the World Archaeological Congress, with the Getty Conservation Institute and a consortium of other conservation organizations, brought together scholars working throughout the globe to discuss vital issues that affect archaeological heritage today. This volume presents the proceedings of the Conservation Theme at the Congress, held in Washington, D.C., June 22–26, 2003. Among the topics discussed are: Innovative Approaches to Policy and Management of Archaeological Sites; Finding Common Ground: The Role of Stakeholders in Decision Making; Archaeology and Tourism: A Viable Partnership?; Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Iraq and Afghanistan; Archaeology and Conservation in China Today; and Managing Archaeological Sites and Rock Art Sites in Southern Africa. These proceedings should do much to promote and strengthen the relationship between the disciplines of conservation and archaeology.
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Making America: A History of the United States, Volume I: To 1877

Author: Carol Berkin,Christopher Miller,Robert Cherny,James Gormly

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618994858

Category: History

Page: 552

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Shaped with a clear political chronology, Making America reflects the variety of individual experiences and kaleidoscope of cultures that is American society. Careful to maintain its emphasis on the importance of social movements, immigrant society, and regional and political differences in American history, the Fifth Edition of Making America brings greater attention to global influences and America's role in the world. Making America serves the needs of instructors whose classrooms reflect the diversity of today's college students. The strongly chronological narrative, together with an integrated program of learning and teaching aids, makes the historical content vivid and comprehensible to students at all levels of preparedness. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography

Being the History of the United States as Illustrated in the Lives of the Founders, Builders, and Defenders of the Republic, and of the Men and Women who are Doing the Work and Moulding the Thought of the Present Time

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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